Tag: astrology

I’ve learned my lesson about poking fun at astrology

I’ve learned my lesson about poking fun at astrology

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article basically making fun of something called “Mercury retrograde,” which is when the planet Mercury appears to be going backward in the sky. It’s an optical illusion, but folks who believe in astrology and such think this is a bad thing and can throw off all kinds of communication, including causing issues with technology and computers and such. My snarky implication was that it was all a bunch of ridiculous bunk. The morning that article appeared, my website went down. Then another website I run for a nonprofit went down. Then planes […]

Warning: Mercury retrograde continues through Jan. 18

Warning: Mercury retrograde continues through Jan. 18

We were about to leave a birthday party last week when someone made an announcement to the whole room that meant absolutely nothing to me. “Y’all  know Mercury’s in retrograde, right?” She might as well have said, “Osturinn minn er tölva sem fer á hestbak.” That, as we all know, means, “My cheese is a computer that rides horses” in Icelandic and makes absolutely as much sense to me as “Mercury’s in retrograde.” However, another person gasped and cried, “Oh no!” as if that person had just said “Dráps smástirni mun lenda á jörðinni eftir 20 mínútur,” which in Icelandic, […]